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Brewed by Arran
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Isle of Arran, Strathclyde, Scotland

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RATINGS: 203   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Available in 500ml pasteurised and filtered bottle. Also available in 330ml bottles as "ab Blonde" .
"Nose: Floral hop and new mown grass aroma.
Palate: Citric fruit with a well balanced finish with good hop character.
Comments: A pale golden beer, clear tasting in a continental style."


4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dwyerpg (4566) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUL 17, 2006
My nose is a little stuffed so I can’t really smell this. Much better than I expected. More like an easy APA than most blondes, because it seems hoppier than malty. I could definitely drink this frequently and as a session beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtclockwork (8440) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 3, 2010
Nice orange amber pour. Nose is sweet citrus and grass. Taste is earthy citrus malt. Rated 2/26/05

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Filipbeer (83) - - AUG 26, 2013
Golden beer with white and not very long head. Very nice and curious: orange and chocolate aroma. Also some hoppy and spicy notes. In mouth light flavor (orange peel), medium body, bitter taste and dry finish. Low carbonation. Quite nice beer despite a too light flavor. Amazing aroma. Filip

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
LarsHolmer (112) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 3, 2003
Nothing wrong with this one but I prefer a darker colour in my ale.Fruity but dry in the finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OlMalteserHead (21) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - NOV 18, 2006
lemony nose, pours with a dark amber body and a light, frothy head, and is crisp and citrusy to the taste with virtually no hop to speak of. A personal favourite.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
niquillis (820) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 19, 2011
Bottle from Cross Stobs Bottle Shop, Barrhead. Excellent blonde ale. Low carbonation, good hop flavours, toffee/caramel. Highly recommended.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
worldbeertaste (1637) - AUSTRIA - SEP 30, 2012
Beers of the world map from gbeye.com lists this beer. Medium yellow with a light orange tint and a thin diminishing white soapy head. Smells of malt, toasted, peach and a light grassy hoppy citrus. Medium creamy body no carbonation. Sweet taste of fruity peach, nut, malt and a light grass citrus hop dry ending with some lingering yeast or coriander. Very smooth and super easy to drink. Nice

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HampshirePhil (145) - Portsmouth/London, Hampshire, ENGLAND - DEC 22, 2013
500 ml bottle - clear, slight fizz with slight white head which is quick to disappear. Fruity aromas and lovely palate.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brewess (43) - Iowa, USA - OCT 21, 2004
Poured from the bottle an oat straw color with a whiter head. The aroma was honey, fruit and earth. The flavor was of candied orange, biscuit, malt and spicy and earthy hops. Who would have thought a Scottish bitter?

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
scotty (1053) - SCOTLAND - JAN 11, 2005
UPDATED: MAY 20, 2008 Fresh hop aroma,satifying malt & hops flavours. A very attractive beer, gold in coluor with a good firm head that lasts. A fine beer from a lovely part of Scotland...well worth a visit.


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